A weekend in Seville: My travel bucket list

A weekend in Seville: My travel bucket list

This summer I am super excited to be heading for a child-free weekend in Seville, Spain. It’s not somewhere I’ve visited before, but I’ve heard so many amazing things, and seen so many brilliant pictures on Instagram, that when I knew I’d have a few child-free days, I snapped up some cheap flights.

It may be a good few months away but I’ve been busy online researching everything I want to see and do, and I have reached out to some of my fellow bloggers to hear what they reccommend too.

Things to see and do

Visit the Real Alcázar

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After our visit to the Alhambra, which absolutely blew me away, heading to the Real Alcázar is high up on my bucket list in Seville. This UNESCO listed  palace is still in use by the Spanish royal family, and you can pay extra to visit some of their quarters. I am particularly excited to see the wonderful architecture, which has been influenced and developed in many different ways over the 11 centuries since it’s origin!

Walk a-top the Metropol Parasol

This huge wooden sculpture come elevated walkway is more than meets the eye, and I had no idea it had four different levels!

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An underground level is home to an Antiquarium, where you can view the Roman and Moorish remains which were discovered on the site and are now displayed in the museum. The street level is home to the Central Market and a public plaza both shaded by the wooden parasols above.

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Up above still are two further levels which are the panoramic terraces offering awesome views of the city belowand also house a restaurant.

Visit Plaza de España

If you google search Seville, a picture of Plaza de España is one of the first images you’ll see. This vast and stunning plaza was built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. The architecture has Moorish influences and looks just wonderful. I can’t wait to take a stroll here and sit and watch the world go by!

Just wander the streets!

This is actually my favourite thing to do in any new place that I go to, but travelling with kids doesn’t always make it possible. So I will certainly make the most of being kid-free and will wear my comfiest shoes and hit the streets!

Food and Drink

Eat churros for breakfast

One of our most memorable breakfasts of our trip to Spain the summer just gone was eating churros with the locals in a lovely little place in beautiful Marbella old town. So when Laura from Mummy Lauretta recommended getting churros for breakfast in Seville, my first thought was “yes! I won’t need to share with the kids!!”

Here’s hoping they are as amazing as these ones we had in Marbella!

Eat all the tapas!

I think tapas has to be one of my favourite foods in the world, I love the fact that you can experience so many flavours and textures in one meal, and I always always end up stuffing myself (but never regret it!) Seville is apparently the home of tapas so something tells me I am in for a treat!

Find some amazing restaurants

I think it is safe to say that Seville has got a reputation as being a real foodie town, so I am sure I’ll be spoilt for choice.

This post from Trish at Mums Gone To shows me exactly what I can expect, with a whole host of restaurants that she tried and tested on her visit. I absolutely love the look of No-lugar the art company, which has large communal tables and delicious sounding dishes.

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Image courtesy of https://www.mumsgoneto.co.uk

Susan from Edinburgh Mummy visited last summer and says the food she had during her trip was unbelievable. Her absolute favourite was Blossom on Alameda de Hercules which she says is definitely worth a visit.

And this picture tells me she’s definitely not fibbing!

Cristina from Memories of the Pacific also had a restaurant recommendation when I reached out to her for advice on what to see and do in Seville. She says “El Pinton is a lovely restaurant near Seville’s cathedral. Thanks to its beautiful decor and cozy ambiance, it’s one of those places that make you fall in love as soon as you walk in. The menu is a modern take on traditional dishes. Their specialties are tapas and cocktails. So if you like places where you can try typical food with a twist, El Pinton is the place to go. It’s a very popular restaurant so be sure to make reservations ahead of time.

Enjoy a drink in a rooftop bar

There is something quite lovely about taking in the view os a town or city from up high, and what better way to do so than with a cold drink in hand! Pippa from The Slimming Foodie visited Seville recently and recommends La Terrazza de EME which she said was a fantastic place for a (child-free) beer overlooking the cathedral!

Seville Bucket List
Image courtesy of www.theslimmingfoodie.com

What have I missed?

So, that is my list so far. What have I missed?! Please do send me your recommendations for must-see and must-do in beautiful Seville.

18 Comments

  1. March 11, 2019 / 3:07 pm

    Seville is my favorite city in Spain. I love the ambiance, colors and sunny weather. If you have time visit Barrio de Santa Cruz -an adorable neighborhood has the prettiest balconies and alleys- and Casa Pilatos -a mansion that features Roman, Moorish and Renaissance influences.

    P.S. Thanks for featuring me on this post 🙂

    • daislikethese
      Author
      March 24, 2019 / 3:02 pm

      Thank you so much for your recommendation in this post! And Santa Cruz sounds beautiful, I will have to visit for sure. Thanks for reading 😊

  2. March 11, 2019 / 8:16 pm

    This is one of those places I keep coming back to in terms of wanting to visit and then never do for some bizarre reason. Looking at the views, the food (especially the churros) I need to make it a priority. Great post #MondayEscapes

    • daislikethese
      Author
      March 24, 2019 / 3:01 pm

      Me too – until now! Excited to finally be going. Thanks for reading 😊

    • daislikethese
      Author
      March 24, 2019 / 3:00 pm

      Doesn’t it look amazing! Thanks for reading 😊

  3. March 12, 2019 / 1:26 pm

    Seville is one of those places I have always wanted to go – so full of heritage and culture!! These would all be on my bucket list thats for sure

    Laura x

    • daislikethese
      Author
      March 24, 2019 / 2:59 pm

      Me too, I’m so glad I finally booked it! Thanks for reading 😊

  4. March 13, 2019 / 3:52 pm

    Seville will be wonderful for a child free weekend! Have a great time #MondayEscapes

    • daislikethese
      Author
      March 24, 2019 / 2:59 pm

      Oh I really hope so! I’m super excited! Thanks for reading 😊

  5. March 15, 2019 / 9:45 am

    I loved Seville, I remember staying in the old town and never tiring of just wandering through the maze of little streets. Oh and that orange juice! I think I OD’d on vitamin C on that trip lol! #MondayEscapes

    • daislikethese
      Author
      March 24, 2019 / 2:59 pm

      I’m staying in the old town too and plan on doing exactly the same – just wandering and taking it all in! Thanks for reading 😊

    • daislikethese
      Author
      March 24, 2019 / 2:58 pm

      Thanks. I got a ridiculously good flight deal when I booked! Thanks for reading 😊

  6. March 15, 2019 / 8:55 pm

    Seville is my top Spain to do destination! I want to do the alcazar too #mondayescapes

    • daislikethese
      Author
      March 24, 2019 / 2:57 pm

      It looks just amazing doesn’t it! Thanks for reading 😊

  7. March 18, 2019 / 7:04 pm

    Seville sounds amazing and it will be loving exploring without having to consider if places are suitable for children. I look forward to seeing the pics from your trip. Jemma #MondayEscapes

    • daislikethese
      Author
      March 24, 2019 / 2:56 pm

      I’m really looking forward to it! Thanks for reading 😊

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